Robin David Cook
is a British Conservative Party
politician, a county councillor
on Dorset County Council
and a former Mayor
of Wimborne Minster
. He served as Mayor in 2008/09 and 2006/07, and as Deputy Mayor in 2007/08 after the death of Councillor John Perry, JP
. He has been a town councillor
since 2003 and a county councillor
Employed in the retail sector at an early age, he served an apprenticeship in Harrods
. He moved to Dorset in 1972, joining the Beales
group of companies. In 1987 he moved to Wimborne and joined Tappers, a local firm, as the only non-family director. During the 1990s, he was chairman and president of the Wimborne Minster & District Chamber of Trade and was responsible for designing the current Town Guide, as well as bringing the present Christmas lighting scheme to the town.
In 1991 and 2007 he stood for election in Wimborne as one of the ward's Conservative candidates for East Dorset District Council
. In both instances he lost by a handful of votes.
He is married with two daughters, one son and four grandchildren. His many local commitments include being a volunteer at the Priest's House Museum
, a member of Wimborne Militia and he is a representative for the council on the Citizens Advice Bureau
Management Committee and is the Civil Protection Officer.